Sub 25 - and beyond!

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07/01/2007 at 23:35

You start a thread and all us lot come on it.

I had better go to bed.

Night night all.
07/01/2007 at 23:37
Night T, will have to head off to bed myself shortly
08/01/2007 at 07:41
I'd love to join you! I am currently "on the bench" but as soon as I'm allowed off I would love to work on my 5k time. (Currently 28 mins PB so I've a way to go!!)
Thanks for being so friendly
08/01/2007 at 08:15
Hipps - if you are going to the sosh and are free on the Saturday morning rather than Friday lunchtime, then you can come run BPTT ;-)
08/01/2007 at 08:16

But im on this massage course you see

08/01/2007 at 08:18
'Nother one I've yet to try!
08/01/2007 at 08:21
We'll get you one day - maybe for some track and field sprints in the Summer ;-)

Back on the original post... we haven`t got much down yet, but Sonia O Sullivan (and a few others) are promising to post some occasional gems of advice on 5km running on the BPTT and WCTT websites - Hipps is right - 5km races do hurt - good luck!
08/01/2007 at 08:21

Are you going to take up sport massage then?
08/01/2007 at 08:25
Bushy park Time Trial looks fab. Just had a quick look at the website so thanks for posting that even if it was mainly for Hipps' benefit.

I'm a Serpie so often doing club runs on Sat morning but seeing as the BPTTs are every Saturday...

Is that true - every Saturday?

Anyway they look great for us aspiring 5kers.
08/01/2007 at 08:25
They do Hollywood but given that they're over so quickly it's not so bad!!!

Altho' it's only a 5k that's I've nearly blacked out after. Then again that's what happens when you work so hard you knock spots off your pb and then don't have anything to eat afterwards! Bad Kaz!! ;o)
08/01/2007 at 08:29
sharkie - they're not every Saturday....

... they're actually every Saturday - plus Christmas Day, plus New Years Day :o)

(I'm a bit of an addict - did my first one September 2005, and have now done 52 of them... The Wimbledon Common version has only just started - might go there for a run soon too...)
08/01/2007 at 08:30
Tracey id love to do the full course-but it means a lot of weekends
this is an introductory course
08/01/2007 at 08:32
You are obviously quite a speedy lady or else a mere child. or perhaps both?

What's your current PB? 21 something? Perhaps you are too quick for this thread.

Or perhaps you can give peeps like me lots of hints about getting quicker!

Where do you stand on the mileage issue?
08/01/2007 at 08:40
Love to be a mere child again - 43 so middle aged lady. Got my 5k down to 23.53 and was aiming for sub-23 when the groin injury happened.

I'll have to have a look back at some of my training plans to see exactly what I was doing last summer but it was an LSR, two shorter runs, a fartlek session, an interval session. To make real inroads in your 5k time there's no doubt the training will hurt!
08/01/2007 at 08:42
Blimey the layoff's addled my brain - it's 22.53 not 23.53 and my last race was Thurrock at beg of Sep!!
08/01/2007 at 09:37
Just a quick aside about 5ks 'hurting'.

Surely any race 'hurts' if you race it rather than just think about getting round? And even getting round can 'hurt' if you are very unfit, and that applies to a marathon and to a 5k. Although for the unfit a marathon would hurt longer.

I race my club handicap nearly every month - I've done about 18 so far, and that's a 4.4 miler so not VERY different to a 5k.

Personally I think 400m is the most painful of all. Try it if you don't believe me. Your entire life flashes before you as you stumble through that final 100 metres. And then you throw up. Or someone calls an ambulance.

Oh Joy.
08/01/2007 at 09:39
I believe you Sharkie

i aint a gonna try 400m
08/01/2007 at 09:42
I give full endorsement to sharkie's definition of a 400m race. For me it's jelly legs that cross the finish line!
08/01/2007 at 10:41
They do all hurt sharkie altho' personally I find that 5k's are perhaps the most painful as I really push myself from the gun. Not tried to seriously race anything shorter than 5k so will have to take your word for how a 400m feels!!! ;o)
08/01/2007 at 12:50

shortest race i ever did, was last year 3km blasted off from the start, that did hurt, can't imagine anything shorter but would like a go.

Not 400 though maybe 1500. Gulp what am i saying.

3.75 easy miles today.
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